Samsung launches LTE versions of the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 8.9
Samsung Electronics has announced new LTE editions of the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 8.9. These new versions of the devices now offer high-speed 4G connectivity. LTE 4G technology allows portable devices to download high-quality files at speeds of up to 100Mbps, and to upload at speeds of 50Mbps theoretically – five times faster than even the quickest HSPA+ connection. This means that a four-minute long MP3 track can be downloaded in 0.3 seconds, or an entire film file in less than two minutes
“This is a milestone in our commitment to lead the charge in 4G mobile telephony around the world, both in terms of back-end network solutions for service providers and the development of powerful consumer handsets,” added Shin.
Not only has the new S II got a new LTE radio chip, there are other upgrades in the new version of the handset. In comparison to the original S II, the new LTE version of the Galaxy S II will be featuring a bigger 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display and also a bigger 1.5GHz dual core processor. Other features of the handset are similar to the S II.
Both the devices have been announced and should be headed towards the US, which has already adapted to the LTE radio frequencies.